Threatened with « heavy » sanctions for « taunting » Moses Katumbi, president of his club, the Almighty Mazembe, Trésor Mputu Mabi had no other option than to apologize and beg for mercy from his boss.
Mputu treasure at the bottom of the wave? It’s not cool given the threats hanging over the 34-year-old Congolese international. And these sanctions come from its general management.
“Trésor Mputu is going to be punished. When we look at what Mputu did for the club and his attitude last Sunday, we think about how to release him, the leader added. Otherwise, being under the direction of Pamphile Mihayo, his former colleague, we fear that this bad climate will continue and deteriorate the atmosphere of the team, « said Damien Simbi, member of the club’s steering committee.
Last Sunday, during the match opposing TP Mazembe to DCMP Imana as part of the 13th day of the DRC championship, Trésor Mputu ill-digesting his replacement would have, according to TP Mazembe’s managing staff, « taunted » those responsible for the team including its president Moïse Katumbi.
According to Damien Simbi, Moïse Katumbi was « touched and disappointed » by the « inappropriate » behavior of Trésor Mputu. Hence the urgent need for Mputu to apologize. « Compared to this fact which outraged everyone, the player retains the possibility of repairing it, » added Mr. Simbi.
And the Congolese international did not hesitate to grab the ball. « People shouldn’t throw oil on the fire. Personally, I don’t think I can be cool with my president, « said the lingala attacker in a video posted on Twitter.
An honorable fine almost proportional to what the native of Kinshasa owes to the Lubumbashi club, including its president. « Today I’m 34 and I came here at the age of 16. What I am today, I owe to Moses Katumbi. I have a house, it’s thanks to this gentleman. I apologize to President Katumbi. The division demon must not interfere in our team, because we have other challenges including the national championship, « added number 8 of the Lubumbashi Ravens and the DRC national team.